An Aberdeenshire eatery is celebrating after being named the only north-east firm to win at the Scotland Asian Restaurant Awards.
Carron to Mumbai in Stonehaven won Restaurant of the Year for Aberdeen and its head chef, Syed Abdul Hamid, was awarded the Chef of the Year title.
The annual awards ceremony in Edinburgh showcased 70 Asian restaurants from across the country, all of which were shortlisted through public voting.
Only 16 winners were announced on the night, with two awards going to the north-east eatery.
Celebrating the best Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian, and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways, the restaurants were judged by a panel of chefs and Asian cuisine experts.
Judges included Michelin star chef and Chinese Masterchef winner Bill Poon, award-winning author and food critic Ria Amber Tesia, former restaurant inspector for the Good Food Guide George Shaw, and the chair, founder of the Curry Club and editor of the Cobra Good Curry Guide Pat Chapman.
On announcing the winners Asian Catering Federation Chairman Yawar Khan said: “The Scottish Asian Restaurant Awards are a key event for our industry.
“Not only do they recognise the excellence of Asian and Oriental restaurants in Scotland, but they also give us the opportunity to come together and celebrate the wealth of cultures and cuisines that contribute so much to our economy.”